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'''William Shakespeare''' (;[http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/shakespeare "Shakespeare"] entry in ''Collins English Dictionary'', HarperCollins Publishers, 1998. 26 April 1564 (baptism|baptised) – 23 April 1616) was an English :poet, :playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.; ; . He is often called England's List of national poets|national poet, and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including Shakespeare's collaborations|collaborations, consist of approximately Shakespeare's plays|38 plays, Shakespeare's sonnets|154 sonnets,...
Birth placeStratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, Kingdom of England|England
Baptised26 April 1564
Death date23 April 1616 (aged 52)
Death placeStratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
Resting placeChurch of the Holy Trinity, Stratford-upon-Avon
OccupationPlaywright, poet, actor
EraElizabethan era
MovementEnglish Renaissance
Spouse{{marriage|Anne Hathaway (Shakespeare's wife)|Anne Hathaway|1582|1616}}
Children{{unbulleted list|Susanna Hall|Hamnet Shakespeare|Judith Quiney}}
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